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in atlanta. stay with us all evening for all the late, breaking news. "the situation room" begins right now. >>> with the clock ticking toward mid-term elections in just two months, president obama is stepping up efforts to turn around the economy. but with growing fear of a double-dip recession, what are his options? i'll ask moody's chief economist, mark zandy. >>> children holding on to hope in the middle of a disaster. dr. sanjay gupta is in pakistan with the youngest flood victims. >>> and blowing up tanks, literally. how inflatable artillery could change everything we know about waging war. >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as i've said from the start, there's no quick fix to the worst recession we've experienced since the great depression. the hard truth is that it took years to create our current economic problems. and it will take more time than any of us would like to repair the damage. millions of our neighbors are living with that painfully every day. but i want all americans to rem
on afghanistan? 1,201 u.s. soldiers ve died in afghanistan over the last nine years. as of july so far in 2010 alone. >> question, does president obama have an exit strategy for afghanistan? pat buchanan? >> he does not. they are moving away from the mid 2011 deadline from the beginning of withdrawal of troops to show we are committed for a longer period of time. john, the problem is, we can't win the war with the forces we have in there. everybody knows it. however, the country is divided. the administration is divided. they don't want to lose this war and have the taliban execute. they don't want to keep bleeding the country either. they have a real problem inin this sense. the liberal ring of the democratic party is moving away from the administration and there's a small antiwar conservative movement that is growing in the media and on capitol hill. so we are coming to a head in december when they had the december review of afghanistan. >> eleanor. >> i don't think they are working away from the july 2011 to begin exiting and they have a review planned for the end of december. and gener
the weekend at camp david but he used his labor day weekend address to talk about the efforts to create jobs and make college more affordable, cut taxes and overhaul the healthcare system. the comments follow more discouraging news from the labor department that the economy shed 54,000 jobs in august. the unespecially employment rate kicked up to 9.6%. >> long before the recession hit, middle class had been taking hard shots. long before the recession, the hard work that built the country had been given short shift. >> the president and the economic team try to reassure americans that better days are ahead, many in the g.o.p. say the obama recovery summer never materialized and it's time to do something new. >> the nation's unemployment rate has now been above 9% for 16 consecutive months. this is despite the fact that the obama administration promised that the trillion-dollar stimulus would keep unemployment below 8%. so the question remains: where are the jobs? >> well, expect more talk about jobs and the middle class from the president soon after a weekend at camp david. he hit the road p
. they sort of plightly said to us that we were barking up the wrong tree when it came to talking about damage. i told you earlier about my son who lives in halifax. i just got off the phone from him. i woke him from his college slumber on a saturday morning. he looked out the window and said it was windy and rainy. but it's no worse than a rainy day in chicago. so there you go. >> you're going to have to send him or $20 or something for helping you with your news gathering. >> i'll be having a lobster roll on your behalf, alex. >> oh, good. thank you very much, kevin tibbles. thank you for the update. >>> nbc mooe meeteorologist bil karins is following earl. >> we have a weather spot in halifax now. it's perfect. they're going to go through the storm in the next two hours. let's show you storm itself. the last rain bands exited bangor, maine and bar harbor now. the rain will take another two or three hours. that will clear your location. you can see we now are watching land fall there in nova scotia of a strong tropical storm. we're going to get tree damage and minor structural damage. an upd
a major shift in the balance of power could be on the way. molly henneberg is live in washington for us. molly, nice to see you. a new poll suggesting that african-americans aren't very enthusiastic about these upcoming elections, right? >> hi, rick. nice to see you, too. yes, at least not as fired up as they were for the 2008 presidential election. gallup asked black and white voters if they were thinking, quote, quite a lot or some about the upcoming midterm in 2008 over 2008 both groups were giving the race for the white house a good bit of thought. going into the mid terms only 25% of blacks compared to 42% of whites are thinking quite a lot or some about these mid terms. one democratic strategist says it may have to do with president obama's first two years in office. >> given that he has not achieved the success that i think that i think any of us would have wanted him to achieve, there is a sense of disillusionment, disappointment among his core supporters which were largely though certainly not entirely african-americans and i think their level of enthusiasm for voting this time
facing the world. -- greatest threat facing the world. they would use chemical or nuclear weapons if they could. the chinese government ordered food producers to start growing more comfortable -- growing more vegetables. in mozambique, seven people died this week in protests about the 30% rise of the cost of bread. the un called for a special meeting to discuss the implications of a price spike. >> more wild fires fanned by strong winds and more houses destroyed and more loss of life after 50 people were killed in july and august. underlying it all is a prolonged drought. they destroyed 20% of russia's wheat crop. the government extended its ban on wheat exports to compensate. thousands of kilometers away in mozambique's plight is starting to return to normal. the trigger was a sharp rise in the cost of bread. the government insisted it had no choice but to raise prices. seven people were killed. nearly 300 were injured. this has left extensive damage. what is happening to food prices? is there a risk of a repeat of the food crisis of 2008? the world saul price climbed -- saw pric
that the u.s. and israel could drag the world into a nuclear war. >> for my part, i have no doubt about iran's capacity for conventional response. this would provoke a ferocious war which the blidge rants could not control, and it would provoke a nuclear conflict. >> there was no mention of domestic politics or the dire state of the cubans economy, issues which fidel seems happy to leave to his younger brother, raul castro row. instead, he is concentrating on foreign affairs and working on his mix wars. it was here on the steps of havana university that a young fidel castro first rows to prominence as a radical student leader. but ever since the revolution, the only student group allowed is the union of young communists. accident is not allowed. there are no signs of any political reforms. >> the revolution saved cuba from the former corrupt regime, a communist party member told me. there is nothing to change now. what we have to do is keep what we have. >> we have to defend the revolution and continue to fight for our legacy, the party, and raul, this student said. others were happy to see
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